Associate Professorship in the Economies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia

Oxford School of Global and Area Studies, 12 Bevington Road, Oxford, OX2 6LH

Salary on the scale within the range £50,300 to £67,541 per annum.

(plus College benefits including a housing allowance of £2,601 p.a. and other benefits)


The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), in association with the Russian and East European Studies (REES) programme and St Antony’s College, propose to appoint an Associate Professor in the Economies of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Eurasia.


The Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA) is one of the fifteen constituent parts of the Social Sciences Division at Oxford. It represents a commitment by the University to enhancing teaching and research in Area Studies.


About the Role:


The post is offered on a full-time basis, available from 1 January 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter. Appointments to Associate Professorships are confirmed as permanent on successful completion of a review during the first five years. 


The post will be held in conjunction with a Governing Body Fellowship at St Antony’s College, and the post-holder will be a Fellow of the College’s Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre and a trustee of the College. They will play a role in the College including advising students, serving on committees, participating in its running as a member and trustee, and contributing to the running and development of the Russian and Eurasian Studies Centre of St Antony’s College.


The successful candidate will be expected to engage actively in research and to contribute through world-class publications to the department’s and University's international reputation for research excellence. Further responsibilities include teaching and supervising at the graduate level, contributing to administration and examining, and acting as a College Adviser for graduate students.


The post-holder will have a room for teaching and research in St Antony’s College.


About You:


You will be able to demonstrate:

  • A completed doctorate in economics, political economy  or a closely related field, or evidence that it will be completed by 1 January 2023;
  • Research achievement at an international level appropriate to the stage of your career;
  • Engagement in research in one or more economies of the former Soviet Union;
  • Skills and commitment to contribute effectively to teaching, supervision and academic administration in the School;
  • Willingness to develop large externally funded research projects;
  • Evidence of training in economics to graduate level;
  • The ability to teach and advise on quantitative methods to graduate students in Area Studies;
  • A commitment to Area Studies as an intellectual project.


We invite applicants with expertise in the economies of the former Soviet Union (i.e. Baltics, Belarus, Central Asia, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, South Caucasus). This could include research that approaches economics from a political, social policy, or historical perspective.

We would especially like to encourage applications from women and Black and minority ethnic candidates, who are historically under-represented in academic posts in Oxford.

Application process:


Information about the application process, as well as the full list of responsibilities and selection criteria can be obtained from the job description which can be accessed here.  


Further information on St Antony’s College may be found here.


If you would like to discuss this post and find out more about joining the academic community at Oxford, please contact Professor Paul Chaisty, Head of the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (, telephone: +44 (0)1865 284748), quoting the vacancy ID 160545.  


All enquiries will be treated in strict confidence; they will not form part of the selection decision.  Any offer made will be subject to pre-employment checks.


The closing date for applications is 12.00 noon on Monday, 10th October 2022.

Interviews are expected to be held remotely as soon as possible after the closing date.  


Subject Librarian for Slavonic and East European Studies (Social Sciences and History)

Location: Social Science Library, Manor Road Building, Oxford, OX1 3UQ

Salary: Grade 7: £33,309 - £40,927 p.a.

Hours: Full time (37.5 hours)

Would you like the opportunity to support the research, teaching and learning needs of staff and students in Slavonic and East European Studies (Social Sciences and History), in line with the broader objectives of the Bodleian Libraries and the University of Oxford?

You will be an enthusiastic, hard-working and reliable individual, keen to play a critical role in managing and developing collections in all formats for Slavonic and East European Studies.

You will collect and curate materials written in English, the relevant vernacular languages and Western European languages, and work collaboratively with colleagues offering complementary language expertise.

You will develop excellent working relationships with the academic community, and work constructively and flexibly to advocate for online education resources and information skills.

The successful candidate will hold a degree in a relevant subject area and a professional library qualification, or a higher degree in a relevant subject area and significant relevant library experience. As a successful candidate, you will have genuine enthusiasm for and knowledge of Slavonic and East European Studies as academic subjects.

You will communicate effectively in written and spoken English, and have working knowledge of Russian and familiarity with the wider culture, history and politics of the region. Further knowledge of other Slavonic languages will be an advantage.

You will demonstrate experience of building effective working relationships, an in-depth understanding of student and researcher information needs, and excellent IT and digital skills.

This is a permanent, full-time role. You will be based at the Bodleian Social Science Library and may be required to work some Bank Holidays as part of this position.

You will be required to upload your CV and a supporting statement as part of your online application. Your supporting statement should list each of the essential and desirable selection criteria listed in the job description, and explain how you meet each one.

Our staff and students come from all over the world, and we proudly promote a friendly and inclusive culture. Diversity is positively encouraged, through diverse groups and champions, as well as a number of family-friendly policies such as the right to apply for flexible working and support for staff returning from periods of extended absence, for example shared parental leave.

Only applications received online by 12:00 midday (BST) on Monday 19 September 2022 can be considered. Interviews are expected to take place during the week commencing Monday 17 October 2022.

Apply here.